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Vervet Monkey...

The Vervet monkey is an Old World monkey native to South and East Africa. The Vervet monkey is grey in color and has a black face with a white fringe of hair around it. The males of all species have the infamous pale blue scrotum and a red penis which is an important status symbol in their groups. Basically, the more colorful their reproductive parts are, the higher their social rank is. Vervet monkeys also serve as non-human primate model for understanding genetic and social behaviors of humans. They have been noted in having human-like characteristics, such as hypertension, anxiety, and are even known to have alcohol abuse problems in areas where they have easy access to the substance. Resort guests often discover that if they leave their drinks unattended with these monkeys around, the monkeys will steal them for themselves.

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